18 March, 2020
Covid-19 Update from Tablelands Regional Council
The Tablelands Regional Council’s (TRC) Continuity Leadership Team (CLT) met yesterday to discuss the current Covid-19 situation. After which the TRC released a statement:
The Tablelands Regional Council’s (TRC) Continuity Leadership Team (CLT) met yesterday to discuss the current Covid-19 situation.
After which the TRC released a statement:
‘Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff and community, and the provision of essential facilities and services like water and waste,’ said CLT Chair Justin Commons.
‘We are mindful of our requirement to provide a safe working environment for our staff and our duty of care to people using our facilities." he said
‘In the workplace, we are implementing separation of staff integral to the continuation of essential services and avoiding physical meetings and gatherings.
‘We have other plans in place for ensuring essential services continue unimpeded.
‘We are guided by the federal and state government’s planning and response to this pandemic and the community should follow this lead.
‘Queensland Health is the state’s lead agency and are providing regular information on its website and social media.
‘Follow their advice on hygiene and social distancing to do all you can to flatten the curve of the pandemic.
‘To meet these hygiene and social distancing requirements we are asking the community to make use of our online and phone services including for payments and customer requests.
‘If you must come into our customer service centres, adhere to Queensland Health’s advice on social distancing, hygiene and wear a face mask if you are symptomatic.
‘Also, if Covid-19 is affecting your ability to pay your rates, get in touch with our rates team to see how we can alleviate the situation.
‘Hygiene and social distancing measures have resulted in many events, activities and services across the region being cancelled, postponed or reducing their hours.
Mr Commons said "The Yungaburra Triathlon, Maize Festival, Tolga Races and Anzac Day commemorations have been cancelled and the future of other community events is at the discretion of event organisers according to state and federal advice.